posted on May 23, 2012 17:17
by Author Unknow
CP of Washington
When you pass through the church door this Sunday, ask yourself a few questions-
How is it we can worship freely?
How is it we can even meet as a congregation for the purpose of worship?
How is it we can choose which church or synagogue we wish to attend?
How is it we can freely walk into a voting booth and vote for our favorite candidate? Or issue?
How is it we can own and possess the means to protect and defend ourselves, our families and our property?
How is it we have the right to a trial by a jury of our peers, and we are considered innocent until proven guilty?
How is it that we are free?
How is it that we, the people, are unique in all the world to be free to decide what is right for each of us as an individual?
How is it that this Nation, the United States of America, even exists?
Did our ministers do it? Our Rabbis? Our politicians?
Did George Washington do it? Thomas Jefferson?
From the Concord Green to the meadow at Chalmette, from Tripoli to Buena Vista, from Fort Sumter to Appomattox, from Belleau Wood to Iwo Jima and from Saigon to Tora Bora, those who have given us all of these things are our Veterans!
Let us remember, and let us show our appreciation to them for the sacrifices they made for you, and for me!
Shake their hands, and tell them "Thank you!"
Without them, you would not be reading this column! Remember our Vets all year long--not just on Memorial Day!